We know that cigarette ends getting discarded on the ground looks unsightly but it also has an impact on wildlife and the natural environment. As a University, we (officially!) have one of the best green spaces in the country and we are committed to keeping it that way.

To encourage people to dispose of their cigarette ends responsibly, we are trialling new ballot bins. These new bins pose a question and allow smokers to vote on what they think! These have been used effectively in other areas of the country and we are looking forward to seeing the results of some of the sillier research we are going to get up to at the University.

Do let us know what you think of them by emailing us at sustainability@reading.ac.uk.¬†We’ve had 2 installed, one is outside the URS entrance and one is next to Old Whiteknights House. We’ll keep people updated via Twitter on the results. This week, its cheese vs chocolate. Whats your favourite?

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